Monday, May 13, 2013
John Airasian received the Charles Mosesian Award for his work for Watertown, which includes revamping the Watertown Arsenal.
Last month, the town came together to celebrate the work of "Mr. Watertown" - John Airasian - who has devoted many years to his hometown, including helping to transform the Watertown Arsenal. On April 9, Airasian received the Charles Mosesian Award, for being a "a local supporter of all things Watertown," according to the Arsenal Center for the Arts, which hosted the celebration. The Watertown Arsenal had been a U.S. Army facility before being turned into an area that is home to businesses, restaurants and the Arsenal Center for the Arts. The evening, which celebrated in '60s style, was dubbed "Motown, Miniskirts and the Moonlanding." Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents entertained, a buffet dinner was served and attendees got to take a look …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Artists talk about their creative process, show work, and speak about the political and personal context of their art during a free panel discussion.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The free event is part of the Spotlight Symposium Series that gets in depth about the theater.
Talent, celebrity and stardom all make up part of "Diva Culture." Divas are the topic of the latest Spotlight Symposium Series at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. On Sunday, April 7 at 5 p.m., a free panel discussion will be led by Cathy Fuller, the host of Classical New England's "Live from Fraser" and "Arias and Barcarolles." Guests on the panel include Hilary Poriss, an associate professor of music history at Northeastern; Penelope Bitzas, associate professor of music at Boston University; and Oshin B. Gregorian, manager of BU's Opera Institute. The panel will talk about opera divas such as legendary soprano Maria Callas. The discussion is free and open to the public. It follows a performance of "Master Class" by the New …
Monday, March 18, 2013
John Airasian will receive the Charles Mosesian Award at an event on April 9.
A man who has been involved in many aspects of life in Watertown will be honored for his work supporting the Arsenal Center for the Arts on April 9. John Airasian, known as "Mr. Watertown," will be honored with the 2013 Charles Mosesian Award for Support of the Arts at the Arsenal Center on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. The award goes to an individual who exemplifies Mosesian's commitment to the the community, the arts and the Arsenal Center, according to an announcement from the Arsenal Center. Airasian is a co-founder of Eastern Clothing and has been involved in the town for more than four decades. He was instrumental in the redevelopment of the Watertown Arsenal, serving as chairman of the Watertown Arsenal Development Corporation, co-…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Arsenal Center for the Arts will show "Madagascar" on Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 12
Looking for something to do with the kids after the half day of school on Wednesday - head over to the Arsenal Center for the Arts and enjoy a free movie. A special showing of the animated movie "Madagascar" will be shown on the big screen at the Charles Mosesian Theater at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, announced Amy Donohue, president of the Watertown Education Foundation. A drawing to win a Kindle Fire HD will be held, too. Parents must accompany children. The free showing is sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The theater company at the Arsenal Center for the Arts will present a variety of plays at the Charles Mosesian Theater.
New Repertory Theatre's 2013-14 season includes Tony Award winning plays, a black comedy and a play featuring a conversation with Bernie Madoff. Shows will go on the stage of the Charles Mosesian Theater and the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts. The season features two Tony-winning plays: "The Elephant Man" and "Camelot." "Imagining Madoff" imagines a jail-cell conversation with ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, and "The Whipping Man" follows a Jewish Southern Civil War soldier and his former slaves. Not all the productions take on such serious subjects. The season includes "Rancho Mirage," a black comedy, and a Victorian era fantasy tale - "On the Verge." See details about New Rep's 2013-14 season below: THE ELEPHANT MAN …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The gritty comedy follows two lawyers who are defending a white man accused of raping an African-American woman.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The following information was provided by the New Repertory Theatre: New Repertory Theatre proudly announces David Mamet’s biting comedy, RACE, October 14 through November 4, 2012, performing in the Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. RACE is a classic Mamet – examining people at their worst. In his newest gritty comedy, two attorneys are posed with defending a white man accused of raping an African-American woman. While evidence unravels, their uncomfortable and underlying beliefs about race are revealed. Robert Walsh (who directed New Rep’s Speed-the-Plow), will direct this recent Broadway hit that pokes at present day polite, educated society, while exposing biases we’re ashamed to admit. "David Mamet's …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The play based on the best-selling novel about living in Afghanistan in the 1970s will run through Sept. 30.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The following information was provided by the New Repertory Theatre: New Repertory Theatre proudly announces the 2012-2013 Season opener, The Kite Runner, through Sept. 30 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts. Based on the 2003 best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, this epic drama follows boyhood friends Amir and Hassan in 1970s Afghanistan. “We’ve so looked forward to producing The Kite Runner,” says New Rep Managing Director, Harriet Sheets. “We’re anxious to share this powerful story with our audience.” Adapted by playwright and educator Matthew Spangler, the epic drama will perform in the Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. According to director Elaine Vaan Hogue, “I was completely …
Friday, August 24, 2012
The final concert features music from Faure, Debussy and Ravel.
The Boston Chamber Music Society wraps up it celebration of the 150th anniversary of Claude Debussy's birth Saturday at the Arsenal Center for the Arts. The concert features music from three men who paved the way for the musical revolution of the 20th century, according to the BCMS website. "Fauré shook up the Paris Conservatoire, breaking rules with perfect grace. His first violin sonata came a quarter century before Debussy’s Ibéria, an atmospheric portrait full of worldly influences. Ravel’s Piano Trio, a bright and energetic work, was a rush to the finish—his last before the Great War that changed everything," according to the BCMS. Musical Pieces Fauré Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 13 Debussy Ibéria (arr. for Piano Four Hands) Ravel…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Troupe puts unique spin on popular musical at the Arsenal Center.
The Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life this weekend at the Arsenal Center for the Arts as a cast of 13 performers gives its rendition of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The musical has thrilled audiences since the 1970s, when Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s show first hit the stage. Now, the F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company (Friends United Developing Genuine Entertainment) will tell Joseph’s story by acting as if they are traveling performers wandering from city to city. “Everything that is used on the show is set in a large trunk and a few small wooden boxes,” says Joe DeMita, F.U.D.G.E. Theatre’s founder and artistic director, and the director/choreographer of this production. “The entire cast …